In what is supposed to be the final fight of his wildly entertaining career, UFC welterweight Matt Brown caught a Diego Sanchez kick, then uncorked one hell of an elbow to put Sanchez down and out. A first-round KO in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Poirier vs. Pettis in front of a loud crowd in Norfolk, Virginia. Luckily for the fans, they saw the KO without issue, but if you watched it on TV, the production feed just totally glitched out as the knockout blow landed.
Oh well, you get the reaction from fighters on both the KO and when the feed busted up.
I️ don’t like this match up, prove me wrong please! #UFCNorfolk— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) November 12, 2017
Big size difference. I️ don’t remember Diego being this small, and don’t remember matt being this big— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) November 12, 2017
Did anyone else’s broadcast go a little cuckoo right at the finish???— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) November 12, 2017
Who else’s tv didn’t show that elbow finish by Matt Brown? #UFCNofolk— Frankie Saenz (@FrankieSaenz) November 12, 2017
Fuck yeah great beautiful win by Matt Brown!!— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) November 12, 2017
Kinda glad I didn’t have to see that Congrats to Matt Brown on a great career #UFCNorfolk— Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) November 12, 2017
Awesome way for Matt Brown to go out. Congrats on an awesome career. #ufcNorfolk— Scott Holtzman (@HotSauceHoltzy) November 12, 2017
Awesome to see Matt Brown win and really hard to see Diego lose via another KO. #UFCNorfolk— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) November 12, 2017
That immortal elbow will give me nightmares tonight— Tony Martin (@tmartinmma) November 12, 2017